BAPM have published a document 'Calculating Unit Cot numbers and Nurse Staffing Establishment and Determining Cot Capacity.' The document aims to help professionals determine optimal cot numbers and neonatal nurse staffing for individual units within a network and to facilitate decisions about admission when a unit is close to capacity.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an impact report which focuses on how NICE’s evidence-based guidance contributes to improvements in maternity and neonatal care services.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have agreed a letter about the important of protecting parenteral nutrition products from light if they are to be used in neonates and in children below 2 years.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society are seeking to recruit 2 neonatologists to join the BNFC Paediatric Formulary Committee. The role is a non-paid external position. More information about the role is available on the RPS website.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is consulting on a proposal for a new employment right to ‘Neonatal Leave and Pay’, which would give parents additional paid leave if their baby is born requiring neonatal care.